Blake J. Harris

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Blake J. Harris

Talk: Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Blake Harris talks about his book, Console Wars. It is the true David-and-Goliath tale of how Tom Kalinske turned an industry punch line into a market leader with help from his team of imaginative men and women whose blood, sweat, and unconventional thinking were responsible for transforming a fad toy into an unstoppable industry—recording $60 billion in sales worldwide, surpassing both the film and music businesses combined.

Blake J. Harris

Blake J. Harris is a writer and filmmaker based out of New York. He is co-directing his novel, Consoles Wars, to be made as a documentary with Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as an executive producer on Sony's feature-film adaptation.

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. That would change with Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the tale of how Kalinske turned an industry punchline into a market leader.

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